Power Integrations Names Radu Barsan Vice President of Technology

March 10, 2013 by Jeff Shepard

Power Integrations, Inc. announced that Radu M. Barsan has joined the company as Vice President, Technology, in which role he will lead the company's technology development, foundry engineering and quality organizations. He assumes responsibilities currently held by Derek J. Bell, who will retire from Power Integrations in May after 12 years with the company.

Dr. Barsan has more than 30 years of experience in engineering management, technology development and manufacturing in silicon and compound-semiconductor technologies. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of Redfern Integrated Optics, Inc., a privately held optoelectronics company. Previously, he served in a succession of engineering-management roles at Phaethon Communications, Cirrus Logic, Advanced Micro Devices and Cypress Semiconductor. Dr. Barsan holds a Ph.D. in microelectronics from Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.

Commented Balu Balakrishnan, president and CEO of Power Integrations: "We are delighted that Radu Barsan is joining our senior management team. Radu has an outstanding track record of commercializing new technologies and leading engineering organizations at companies of all sizes. With both a keen technical mind and a deep understanding of all aspects of a technology business, he will be a tremendous addition to our company."

Mr. Balakrishnan continued: "On behalf of everyone at Power Integrations, I congratulate Derek Bell on his impending retirement. Derek has played a vital role in the growth and development of our company over the past 12 years, and we would not be where we are today without his leadership. We wish him all the best in his retirement as he concludes a distinguished four-decade career in the technology industry."